Blakehan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Blakehan family
The surname Blakehan was first found in Durham but also in other areas of Britain including John Blakeman who was listed in Devon during the reign of Henry III  and in Norfolk where Blacheman filius Aedwardi was listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1166. Jordanus filius Blakeman was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Hampshire of 1188. A few years later the Pipe Rolls of 1206 listed John Blakeman in Surrey. 
Important Dates for the Blakehan family
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Blakehan Spelling Variations
Although the name, Blakehan, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Blackman, Blachman, Blackmann and others.
Early Notables of the Blakehan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blakehan family
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Blakehan family name Blakehan, or who bore a variation of the surname were John Blackman who settled in Dorchester in 1640; Nicholas Blackman who settled in Virginia in 1624; Thomas Blackman settled in Barbados with his wife, children and servants in 1679..
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)